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K Power Magazine

K-Power described itself as "The Magazine for the Computer Generation". It was a computer magazine with an emphasis on education, published in the United States by Scholastic, Inc and edited by Anne Krueger. 8 issues of K-Power were published, running from February to November/December 1984, after which it was merged with Family Computing and became a teen-oriented insert of its parent magazine. K-Power featured type-in BASIC programs for many different platforms, perhaps most fondly remembered for fun toys written by Joey Latimer.

Descriptions by Lewis Collard.

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Issue #1 of K-Power magazine from February 1984. Editor's Note (For and By The Computer Generation), Compuzine (Backing Hacking Not Attacking, A Joystick a Day...Keeps Tattoos Away?, Computer in the Sky, Doctor Disaster, Scrolling in Dough (Michael Sanders), Suggestion Box, A Lot of Heart, Compute-a-Suit, The Look of Software to Come, Defense for Stupid Games, First Aid for Computer Illiterates, Silicon Alley), Doctor Kursor's Klinic (starting a BBS, how touch tablets work), A Networking Guide:...
Topics: computer, software, game, commodore, poke, player, data, programs, ibm, gosub, computer users,...
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Issue #2 of K-Power magazine from March 1984. Editor's Note (My Comedy Debut), Compuzine (Sir Plus, The Trashy Robot, Why Do We Play?, Computerized 45), Scrolling in Dough (Lee Smith), Silicon Alley, Doctor Kursor's Klinic (how light pens work, which computers play music), K-Net, Computer Camp-Out (computer camps), Computer Camp Counsellor (comic), Famous Hackers in History, Pinball Bounces Back, Computer Rock & Scroll, The Talking Heads Talk Software, Will Harvey and his Music Construction...
Topics: data, computer, commodore, byte, software, program, print, atari, gosub, goto, suggested retail,...
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Issue #8 of K-Power magazine from November/December 1984, the final issue before being merged into Family Computing. Editor's Note (Holiday Computing), Logon (Letters), Compuzine (Prime-Time Programs, Computer Trivia, computers extending your life, Computerphobia, Student Bodies with Robot Arms, A Computer Beverley Hills, Ready for the Hottest Scoops from Silicon Valley?, Making It in the Magazine Biz), Doctor Kursor's Klinic (Timex support, QWERTY vs Dvorak), K-Net (How to Battle Online...
Topics: print, computer, goto, commodore, data, poke, ibm, program, programs, ram, family computing,...
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Issue #6 of K-Power magazine from July/August 1984. Editor's Note (Reach Out & Write Someone, Letters, Compuzine (The Billion Dollar Rip-Off: Piracy, Silicon Alley, Scrolling in Dough (Nikolai Weaver), Doctor Kursor's Klinic (origins of "hacker", what is an RGB monitor?), K-Net, How Teen Tycoons Take Care of Business (Peter Cockroft, Michael Sher, Roy Niederhoffer, Evan Grossman), Compucopia (Bouncing Ball, corrections, Microtones by Joey Latimer, Micronotes, A Parade of Programs...
Topics: data, computer, print, commodore, software, programs, poke, color, ram, ibm, monitor optional,...
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Issue #4 of K-Power magazine from May 1984. Editor's Note (Serious Hackers! Don't Read This!), Letters, Compuzine (Coming Attractions in Video, Silicon Alley, High-Tech House, Olympic Computers, The Spy Game, Scrolling in Dough (Lupine Seran), Computer Trivia, Game Design Contest, Xanadu), Doctor Kursor's Klinic ("Fifth Generation" of computers, how hard disks work), K-Net, Electronic Travels with Sourcevoid Dave, Riptide (interview with Thom Bray), Will Robots Take Over the World?,...
Topics: data, robot, computer, poke, print, robots, ram, commodore, software, color, movie maker, family...
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Issue #3 of K-Power magazine from April 1984. Editor's Note (Attention Game Designers!), Compuzine (Lots and Lots of Robots, Complaint Department, Hardball Hardware, Silicon Alley, Hard Hat Mack Attack, Scrolling in Dough (Kris Austen Andrews), Confessions of a Reformed Hacker, Computer Shooting Spree), Doctor Kursor's Clinic (computers for home control, how the Timex 1000's keyboard works), K-Net, Wanna Chat? Try a BBS, 8 Tips & Tricks from Game Designers (Randy Glover, Fernando Herrera,...
Topics: computer, game, software, gosub, program, programs, commodore, ibm, goto, vtab, output subroutine,...
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Issue #7 of K-Power magazine from September/October 1984. Editor's Note (Look Out RAM, Here Comes RAP!), Letters, Compuzine (The Ultimate Game?, Robot Patrol, Who's Got K Power?, Scrolling in Dough (Timothy Knight), Lights! Computers! Action!, Winners, Computer Movie Stars, Silicon Alley), Doctor Kursor's Klinic (BBC programs over the air, DIN and D8 connectors), K-Net's Hot Summer, Loading the Databases: How Computers Drive in Runs in the Big Leagues (with BASIC statistics program), Hacker...
Topics: print, computer, commodore, goto, ibm, poke, atari, program, color, ram, personal computer, family...
K-Power Magazine Collection - 10 Awesome Original Super Fantastic Computer Puzzles and Games. BASIC type-in listings for computer puzzles and games. Written by Joey Latimer and published in 1984 by Scholastic, Inc. Six Simple Tips for Programmers, Amazin', Poison Ivy, Word Scramble, Secret Codes, Graphic Fantasy, Water Balloons, Monster in the Marsh, Team Batting Average, The Drawing Program, Music Recorder.
Topics: print, goto, data, gosub, awesome, return, input, cls, programs, awesome programs, print print,...
BASIC type-in listings for space adventure toys, by Paul Somerson and Stephen Manes. Pages 132 and 133 are missing. Saturn Mission Control, You Sure Look Funny, Alien Eyes, Historic Moon Walk, Streaking Comet, Laser Defender, Scary Black Holes, Mysterious Moon Maze, What a View, Deep Space Sheriff, Planet of the Shapes, Asteroid Alert, Chinese Calender Magic, Giant Diamond Miner, Visit to a Backward Planet, Measurement Madness, Space Hero, Pyramid Planet Explorer, Stranded on Mars, Space...
Topics: print, gosub, goto, return, input, enter, key, tab, program, print print, print tab, return key,...
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Issue #5 of K-Power magazine from June 1984. Editor's Note (Summer Sneak Preview!), Letters, Compuzine (Hacking Hits Broadway, Game-Design Contest, Silicon Alley, Scrolling in Dough (Seth Lippman)), Doctor Kursor's Klinic (speech synthesis and recognition, how mice work), K-Net, A Day in the Life of Bill Budge, Book Your Books, Kay Power and Her Robot Cap-Io (comic), Mondo Condo: Computer Generated Art by Ned Greene, Apple IIc: A Souped-Up Portable IIe, Adventures with Scott Adams, Hacker...
Topics: computer, commodore, poke, print, program, software, game, graphics, games, gosub, family...
BASIC type-in listings of computer monsters, by Paul Somerson and Stephen Manes. A Hard/Soft Press book, published in 1984 by Scholastic, Inc. Halloween Night, Revenge of the Bats, Horrible Hydra, Creepy Candle, Big Drac, Shake and Flies, Monster Construction Company, Blood Bank, Obnoxious Ogre, Monster Snapshots, Monstrous Numbers, Monster Jungle, Monster Machine, Abominable Snowman, Monster Halloween, Dragonslayer, Monster Cafe, Loch Ness Monster Hunt, Monster Wall, Scramblanian Monster,...
Topics: print, gosub, goto, input, monster, return, commodore, tab, program, print print, print tab, return...
BASIC type-in listings, by Paul Somerson and Stephen Manes. A Hard/Soft Press book, published in 1984 by Scholastic, Inc. Making History, Sticky Computer, Make Me Laugh, Design Your Dream House!, Grouchy Computer, Optical Illusion, Yankee Doodle Computer, Nutty Numbers, Lights! Computer! Action!, Computer Decision-Maker, Birthday Surprise!, Balancing Act, Wise Old Elf, Your Name in Lights, Magic Words, Lost in the Fun House, Watch It Grow!, Fast-Rising Star, Think You're So Smart?, Report Card...
Topics: print, gosub, goto, input, return, tab, enter, computer, key, commodore, print tab, return key,...
BASIC type-in listings for Olympics toys, by Paul Somerson and Stephen Manes. A Hard/Soft Press book, published in 1984 by Scholastic, Inc. Carry the Torch, Olympic Years, Olympic Rings, Olympic Press Secretary, View from the Blimp, How Long Is That Race?, Olympic Boxer, What Day Is The Event, Olympic Coach, Bronze Medal Diver, Olympic Souvenirs, Decathlon, Equipment Manager, High Hurdles, Olympic Weight Lifter, Olympic Trainer, Toss the Javelin, Olympic Translator, Olympic Travel Bureau, Phone...
Topics: print, data, goto, olympic, gosub, commodore, input, program, enter, return, return key, print tab,...
K-Power Magazine Floppy Disk A Commodore disk image containing Commodore 64 and VIC-20 BASIC programs from various issues of K-Power magazine. k-power.d81 should be readable in any Commodore 64 or VIC-20 emulator (tested with VICE and Style's DirMaster, though DirMaster was unable to read "STARS&STRIPES/VI.PRG"). The disk contains the following programs: From the February 1984 edition: WHIZ KIDS/64.PRG: The "How Whiz Kids Fakes It" program from Issue #1 for Commodore 64....